For those traveling to England, Northern Ireland, Scotland or Wales in the future, note that your journey is about to get a little more expensive.

The United Kingdom left the EU a few years ago, and has now revealed the price tag for its scheme, the eTA (Electronic Travel Authorization), which is around £10 for two years.

The UK has already announced that from 2024 visa-exempt travelers will need to obtain an Electronic Travel Authorization (ETA), meaning all visitors (except British and Irish nationals) require permission and The fee has to be paid before entering the country.

The ETA will allow multiple journeys and will be valid for two years or till the holder's passport expires, whichever is earlier, and its cost is competitive and comparable with similar international schemes by international partners.

This process will take approximately 48 to 72 hours, which will be electronically linked to the passports that travelers apply for. And thereafter, visitors will be allowed to spend up to 180 days (6 months) in the UK, and can also choose to move to any part of the country after receiving an ETA.

The scheme will launch on October 25, 2023 for Qatari citizens and on February 1, 2024 for citizens of Jordan, Bahrain, Oman, Kuwait, United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia. world by the end of 2024.


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